Harlesden was a rural village, but the rapid growth of its economic appearance now it’s a 21st-century town in London. Harlesden station is the most famous public transport service, and it is one of the first links to Willesden to Kensal Green. Apart from the excellent transport system including Harlesden taxi services, there are some other facts that people really don’t know or forget. So let’s talk about some of those forgotten facts about Harlesden. You will definitely want to go there after reading this article…
1. An Old Saxon Settlement
Irrespective of the 19th century’s popularity of Harlesden, you have to go back to the Anglo-Saxon time. At that time, Harlesden was mostly inhabited by Saxon tribes. Do you know what the early name of Harlesden is? It’s “Herewulf’s Tun or Herewulf’s Farmstead”. It was a renowned town of agriculture filled with a well-watering cultivation, stock house, and huge place for cultivation. Farming was the main source of income in Harlesden.
2. Cultural African-Caribbean Community
Harlesden is best known for its African-Caribbean community. Actually, Harlesden is one of the areas of Brent in the UK where you can find this community. African-Caribbean community really enjoys their life in this town, and they regularly host different cultural festival and programs that bring lots of love, peace, harmony, and entertainment.
3. Known for its Bars and Clubs
If you want to take some classic drinks, then come to Harlesden and enjoy some exquisite drinks. It is the right place where you can find a huge number of bars and clubs that provide the finest drinks along with some entertainment. For this reason, many young professionals and enthusiasts often come to this place.
4. The Jubilee Clock
The Jubilee Clock is located in the midst of the high street in Harlesden. It is a royal gift and comes to Harlesden in 1887. An interesting fact is that it was specially designed to respect Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. This tower still stands for viewers to show that how much Harlesden respect the Queen.
5. Some Famous Celebrities Birthplace
Harlesden is the birthplace of many celebrities who show their talent on a global scale. They win the world with their skills, devotion, and qualification. Here are some honorable mention – British Professional Boxer James DeGale, Actress Chizzy Akudolu, Singer Jay Sean, Actor Charles Venn, and Singer Sabrina Washington. They are working on the entertainment chain with such pride.